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The Osmonds met Led Zeppelin

Pop legend Jimmy reveals that rock bad boys Led Zep were fans...

Notorious heavy rock bad boys Led Zeppelin have hidden a deep dark secret - they were fans of goody two shoes pop family The Osmonds!

Jimmy Osmond lifted the lid on how the legendary rock hell raisers love Crazy Horses and hanging out with the clean cut Mormon clan. And the 50 year old youngest member of the Osmonds also told Sunday Life about:

  • * His astonishing 47 years in the music business, making his debut with the legendary Frank Sinatra
  • * The return of The Osmonds who sold more than 100 million records to their most faithful fan market - the UK and Ireland; and
  • * Why he doesn't mind being your Long Haired Lover from Liverpool, 41 years after the song was a smash hit.


Jimmy, in Belfast this Autumn with his brothers Merrill and Jay for their American Jukebox Show, revealed how his brothers socialised with the original "monsters of rock"

But the non-smoking, non-drinking dad of four said that the debauched English rockers - infamous for hotel orgies, mind-boggling bedroom antics, trashing hotels and throwing TVs off buildings - were "like family guys to us".

Said Jimmy: "We met Led Zeppelin because we used their sound system. We followed their tour. They were so nice!"

"They brought us back to their hotel and it was cool. They were just like family guys to us. "It was mostly my brothers who talked to them. I was very young at the time. But I was still there and it was quite amazing."

"It is also really cool for us to know that people from top groups like Led Zeppelin and other have raised their hands and said 'isn't that a great riff' or 'they really did have amazing musical talent' about us."

From: The Belfast Telegraph

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This Month in
Led Zeppelin History

May 31, 1948 - John Henry Bonham was born at Redditch, Worchestershire
May xx, 1969 - The band’s debut album enters the US Top 10
May xx, 1969 - Recording sessions for Led Zeppelin II begin
May xx, 1970 - The band works on new material at Bron-Y-Aur
May 03, 1971 - Richard Cole jams on Whole Lotta Love playing congas
May xx, 1972 - Houses Of The Holy recording sessions on location at Stargroves and Olympic studios
May 27, 1972 - Warm-up gigs kick off in Holland for an upcoming American tour
May 04, 1973 - Led Zeppelin gross nearly $250,000 for their performance in Atlanta, GA
May 05, 1973 - 56,800 attend the second show of the 1973 US tour at Tampa. This sets a record for the largest attendance for a one-act performance, previously held by the Beatlesfor their Shea Stadium show in 1965
May 10, 1974 - Swan Song Records is officially launched
May 11, 1974 - Led Zeppelin attend an Elvis concert and are thrilled when Elvis announces that Led Zeppelin is in the building
May 10, 1975 - Showco ships their PA system and video screens for the Earls Court shows from Dallas to London
May 23, 1976 - Page and Plant join Bad Company onstage at the LA Forum
May 21, 1977 - The Houston Summit claims $500,000 in damages to their venue caused by rowdy fans
May xx, 1978 - The band reunite at Clearwater Castle to rehearse
May 22, 1979 - It is officially announce that Led Zeppelin will headline at the Knebworth Festival in August
May 15, 1980 - After many revisions the European tour dates are finalized and the band is scheduled to open in Germany
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